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Course Code: SCIN234 Course ID: 4139 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This fundamental physics course is the second of two courses that examine basic physics using Calculus techniques. The course covers Electric Forces and Fields, Electric Currents and Circuits, Magnetic Forces and Fields, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Reflection and This fundamental physics course is the second of two courses that examine basic physics using Calculus techniques. The course covers Electric Forces and Fields, Electric Currents and Circuits, Magnetic Forces and Fields, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Reflection and Refraction of Light, Optical Instruments, Interference and Diffraction, and an Introduction to Quantum and Particle Physics. (Prerequisites: SCIN233 and MATH226)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 02/20/2022 November Fall 2021 Session K 16 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 04/24/2022 January Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 06/26/2022 March Winter 2022 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Describe the electric field using vectors and scalars.

CO-2

Solve direct-current circuits.

CO-3

Describe the magnetic field using vectors and scalars.

CO-4.

Explain the basic principle of the electric generator.

CO-5

Understand the differences between E-M and mechanical waves.

CO-6

Explain the dual nature of light.

CO-7

Summarize the concepts of the Special Relativity.

CO-8

Explain the basic principles of Quantum Physics.

CO-9

Illustrate the successive models of the atom from the planetary model to the quantum mechanical model.

Forums

Participation is mandatory and will count towards the course grade. You are expected to provide a substantial comment of several well-written paragraphs in each session and a similar comment or reflection in reply to at least two other students’ contribution. Statements such as “I agree” or “good post” will not count as a reply.

Quizzes and Exams

The quizzes and exams are on-line, open-book, and timed. They may include multiple choices, fill in the blank, and short essay type questions. An announcement will be posted when they are available to be taken.

Lab Reports

Each exercise is designed to have every student apply principles learned during that week. Most of them are “virtual labs” but hands-on experiments may be included.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 16.00 %
Forum W1 1.00 %
Forum W2 1.00 %
Forum W3 1.00 %
Forum W4 1.00 %
Forum W5 1.00 %
Forum W6 1.00 %
Forum W7 1.00 %
Forum W8 1.00 %
Forum W9 1.00 %
Forum W10 1.00 %
Forum W11 1.00 %
Forum W12 1.00 %
Forum W13 1.00 %
Forum W14 1.00 %
Forum W15 1.00 %
Final Debate 1.00 %
Exams 28.00 %
Final Exam 14.00 %
Midterm Exam 14.00 %
Quizzes 16.00 %
Quiz 1 8.00 %
Quiz 2 8.00 %
Assignments 15.00 %
Week 1/2 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 3/4 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 5/6 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 7/8 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 9/10 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 11/12 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 13/14 Assignment 1.88 %
Week 15 Assignment 1.88 %
Labs 25.00 %
Week 2 - Lab 1 3.57 %
Week 5 - Lab 2 3.57 %
Week 6 - Lab 3 3.57 %
Week 8 - Lab 4 3.57 %
Week 11 - Lab 5 3.57 %
Week 13 - Lab 6 3.57 %
Week 15 - Lab 7 3.57 %

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Describe the electric field using vectors and scalars.

CO-2

Solve direct-current circuits.

CO-3

Describe the magnetic field using vectors and scalars.

CO-4.

Explain the basic principle of the electric generator.

CO-5

Understand the differences between E-M and mechanical waves.

CO-6

Explain the dual nature of light.

CO-7

Summarize the concepts of the Special Relativity.

CO-8

Explain the basic principles of Quantum Physics.

CO-9

Illustrate the successive models of the atom from the planetary model to the quantum mechanical model.

Book Title:If you received a kit for a previous registration of this course, a 2nd kit will not be provided. Please contact ecm@apus.edu for any questions.
ISBN:eScience Note 2
 
Book Title:Lab kits ship w/o any action needed, so your shipping address must be current. You may need to obtain items on your own (ex. gloves)
ISBN:eScience Note
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:SCIN234 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2133
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$149.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.